Pass the corkscrew, please. I have a Lambrusco here tapping on the inside for a breath... (POP) Ahhhh, Breathing at last. Kick back, relax, enjoy a glass of this aromatic red while I prepare Dinner for Two... Here is the main course, darlin'. This dinner you ask? An original developed for World Wide Recipe Swap...
- 2 -4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
- 1 medium onion, chopped medium to coarse
- 2 -3 large roma tomatoes, peeled and chopped
- 1⁄2 lemon, juice of
- black pepper, from mill to taste
- 1 tablespoon dry tarragon
- 1 tablespoon grated oregano
- 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
- 1⁄4 cup red wine
- 1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 8 ounces pasta, of your choice
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Heat olive oil in a deep skillet over medium heat.
- Add garlic slices stirring constantly, until golden brown. Remove from heat and set aside.
- Add chopped onion and stir until clarified.
- Add chopped tomatoes with their juice; return garlic to mixture. Squeeze lemon juice by hand into mixture.
- Bring to a slow simmer and mix well.
- Add tarragon, oregano and parmesan cheese. Grind pepper from mill, to taste.
- Add red wine. Cover and allow to simmer for about 10 minutes. Uncover and allow to simmer until liquid is reduced to half.
- Add shrimp and cook uncovered until pink.
- In the meantime boil water to cook pasta al dente.
- Drain pasta and set aside -- When shrimp is pink, add pasta to sauce and mix well to coat.
- Divide pasta between two plates, spoon sauce and shrimps over noodles, and enjoy.
- Open another bottle of wine, and smile. :).
This was really good. I used a merlot because that was what we had on hand, whole wheat spaghetti, and also substituted basil for tarragon as another reviewer has said. My shrimp were already cooked, although they took on a sort of purple-ish color and didn't look like the pictures, probably because of the wine we used. Even so I thought it was really delicious!
Toolbelt Diva, OMG! This is absolutely supberb! I didn't have the wine darn but next time I make will use the wine and my shrimp were already cooked but that is the only things that were varied! Will be going through more of your recipes to find some hidden treasures. Thanks so much for posting! Just ME:)
Hi Toolie, just tasted it, fantastic!!! I used angel hair pasta; added crushed red pepper flakes to the garlic slices, used just a pinch;and used both shaved and grated Pecorino Reggiano, for a lovely meal, that we made dinner for 6!!! Thank you so much Toolie we had a wonderful time - cheers to you, Diane :)Oh Yes - A TASTE OF YELLOW - LiveSTRONG, TOOLIE!!!